To make a tulle pom pom, cut out a long strip of tulle, and as you hand sew a running stitch down the center, bunch up the tulle at the knotted end. The width of the strips determines the size of the pom pom.
- Cut the tulle
Using a rotary cutter and an acrylic ruler, cut the tulle into strips. For smaller pom poms, like those used as hair ornaments, cut the strips about 3 inches wide and 20 inches long. For garlands or party decorations, cut the strips 7 to 12 inches wide and 120 inches long.
- Sew the pom pom
Thread your needle, and knot the end of the thread, leaving a long tail. Down the center of the tulle strip, hand sew a running stitch. Stop after 12 inches, and push the tulle down so that it bunches around the knot at the end of the thread. Continue sewing and gathering the fabric until you reach the end of the tulle strip. Once the tulle is tightly bunched into a pom pom, tie a tail at the other end of the thread.
- Finish the pom pom
If using a pom pom in the hair, tie the tails around a bobby pin or a headband. For a garland, trim the tails, and thread the pom poms onto a long piece of string.